18 Lessons Learned from 18 Years of MetroStar Systems

What began in 1999 as a couple of young, innovative minds developing simple web solutions has evolved into a relentless force of passion, creativity, and technology. Our team is all grown up now, but the learning never stops. Here are the biggest lessons that our co-founders Ali Reza Manouchehri and Robert J. Santos have

By | 2017-05-04T17:56:47+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: , , |

The Traveler’s Technology Toolbox

When I traveled to Japan, Project Fi connected me to the internet, Google Maps told me where to go, Google Translate filled in the gaps of my Japanese. Not only did tech change the way I traveled, it changed the digital landscape as I traveled. Technology Makes it Easier

By | 2017-01-12T21:36:08+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Summer in Review – Intern Class of 2016

Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to

How to Score Your Dream Internship

As job opportunities become more and more competitive for recent graduates, companies are more interested in candidates who already have some professional experience. Instead of spending the summer on the couch stuffing your face with junk food, getting fried outside by the pool every day, or listening to your parents bug you about your laziness

5 Tips for Standing out in the Job Search Process

It’s a tough job market out there, and with some companies receiving hundreds of applications (sometimes per day!), it can also be where your resume gets lost in the shuffle. As the landscape becomes more competitive, it’s increasingly important to work hard to set yourself apart from other applicants in your industry. Here are

By | 2017-08-25T20:37:43+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , , |

Pick ‘N Rolls, Play Action, and Data: Building Your Company’s Scoreboard

The next time you’re tuning into sports, pay close attention to the circumstances surrounding the data points on the scoreboard. Watch for John Wall’s pick ‘n rolls with Gortat for two points, or Tom Brady’s play action to Gronk for six points in the red zone.

3 Real-Life Lessons from HBO’s Silicon Valley

If you’re an IT entrepreneur and haven’t seen HBO’s Silicon Valley, I’d definitely add it to your “binge watch over a rainy weekend” list. Not only is it pretty darn funny, but you can learn real-life business lessons from watching the Pied Piper startup navigate Silicon Valley. As real-life entrepreneurs, we’ve faced many similar challenges

Top 3 Lessons Shared with GMU’s Class of 2016

If you’re not one of the graduates proudly dawning your robe and enjoying the crowning achievement of your college career, you’re probably sitting in the stands teary-eyed and cheering your friends and family as they march. Last week, MetroStar’s CEO and Co-Founder Ali Reza Manouchehri had

By | 2017-02-23T15:47:16+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Events|Tags: , , |

6 Elements of a Great Company Culture [Video]

Although innovation and hard work are integral to a company’s success, culture is the glue that holds its people together. For 17 years, we’ve maintained this belief, and have groomed a resilient culture that reflects the interests, passions, and collective mission of our employees. By doing so, our company has grown from a two-man team

By | 2017-03-03T19:08:07+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

How to Build a Culture of Change Leaders

Embracing Change for Success The ability to embrace change differentiates the unsuccessful person from the successful person—and it does the same for companies. While we have all heard (and experienced) that change on individuals is stressful and hardly welcomed, today’s successful businesses are moving faster than ever. If a company can’t jive with the